Tuesday, January 04, 2011

750 Million Picture Uploads ...

This is truly an amazing number, especially from reading the text below, the average daily is 100 million .. which is a lot in and of itself.

I sat in a session at SXSW last year, with the engineers of Facebook, Reddit, and some other companies talking about how they have designed and built out their infrastructure. It was fascinating. Facebook, as we have read before basically has designed there own file system for the photo storage called Haystack. Its pretty amazing all these numbers and what heights we have reached.

Amplify’d from techcrunch.com
It doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but it’s still staggering to think about: over the New Year’s weekend, Facebook saw 750 million photo uploads from its users. That’s a lot of celebrating, and it sets a new Facebook record.
The stat was just tweeted by Facebook marketing director Randi Zuckerberg (who is also founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister). We’ve reached out to Facebook to ask what the last record was, but I’m guessing it was set over Halloween, which has historically been the biggest day for Facebook Photos.
To give some context to that number, in July Facebook said that more than 100 million photos get uploaded every day (that average is higher now, obviously).
Read more at techcrunch.com

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